mouse's picture mouse

I had the opposite issue since I was so tall for my age, but my best friend in junior high was a full foot shorter than me. I think it took until high school for her to feel comfortable in her height since that's when people started to slow down, growth-wise.

The funny thing for me is that now I get mistaken for younger than I am, which has actually been frustrating at times--people tend to discount the amount of experience I have in certain areas.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I definitely know what you mean, mouse. As a college teacher I have to work extra hard, I think, to sometimes be taken seriously--I look younger than I am--and I'm glad of this, but sometimes I wish I were a more imposing figure!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Our B found herself frustrated last year, about half way through the year, as she noticed how often we remarked about her height. As one of the younger kids in her grade, she's among the tallest. She would say, "Well...I'm not the TALLEST." And then name a boy or two that she could think of who was taller than her. I try not to make so many comments in front of her.

Hopefully you're right and some day T will enjoy her petite size. As someone who's always been big, I envied that it my friends.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think she'll feel good about it eventually--and even look back and appreciate it!